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Impeachment 'may be the only remedy' if Trump-Ukraine reports are true: House intel chair

Impeachment 'may be the only remedy' if Trump-Ukraine reports are true: House intel chairAdam Schiff, head of the House Intelligence Committee, suggests impeachment is in order if President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.



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UPDATE 1-Russia detains two N.Korean vessels after one opens fire – reports

UPDATE 1-Russia detains two N.Korean vessels after one opens fire - reportsRussian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol, local media cited the Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying on Tuesday. A Russian border patrol discovered two North Korean schooners and 11 motorboats fishing illegally off its far eastern coast and detained the first vessel, prompting the second one to open fire, the FSB was quoted as saying. Three Russian border guards were wounded in the incident.



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Beto O'Rourke reports Texas lawmaker to FBI over AR tweet 'death threat'

Beto O'Rourke reports Texas lawmaker to FBI over AR tweet 'death threat'Briscoe Cain, a Republican serving in the Texas House of Representatives, responded to O’Rourke’s call for a ban on assault weapons during Thursday’s Democratic debate with a tweet that read: “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis.”



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Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

Liberty students protest in wake of reports about FalwellStudents at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students joined together at the private evangelical university known for being an influential hub in conservative politics and held up signs calling for accountability and an investigation. Elizabeth Brooks, a junior majoring in politics and policy, told The Associated Press by phone that a recent Politico Magazine story as well as a Reuters report prompted the protest at the school in Lynchburg.



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Pompeo: Reports Claiming Trump’s Behavior Forced U.S. to Pull Spy from Russia Are ‘Materially Inaccurate’

Pompeo: Reports Claiming Trump’s Behavior Forced U.S. to Pull Spy from Russia Are ‘Materially Inaccurate’Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back Tuesday against reports that claimed President Trump's handling of classified intelligence endangered a top CIA spy in Russia whom the U.S. was then forced to extract, calling them "materially inaccurate."CNN reported this week that the U.S. successfully removed a top-level Kremlin source from Russia due to concerns that Trump and his administration "repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence," putting the spy at risk of being exposed."I've seen that reporting. The reporting is materially inaccurate," Pompeo said at a joint press briefing with Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin. "And you should know, as the former CIA director, I don't talk about things like this very often. It is only the occasions when there is something that I think puts people at risk or the reporting is so egregious as to create enormous risk to the United States of America that I even comment in the way that I just did, and I won't say anything more about it."CNN claimed the decision to extract the spy from Russia came after Trump discussed "highly classified intelligence" regarding the ISIS presence in Syria with then-Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in May of 2017.Pompeo, who led the CIA at the time, reportedly told other U.S. officials that too much information was surfacing about the spy that could compromise his identity, prompting the 2017 extraction plan.The New York Times also disputed the CNN report, saying " former intelligence officials said there was no public evidence that Mr. Trump directly endangered the source, and other current American officials insisted that media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction."The CIA pushed back on CNN's reporting as well, calling the narrative "inaccurate.""CNN's narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false," said Brittany Bramell, the agency's director of public affairs. "Misguided speculation that the President's handling of our nation's most sensitive intelligence — which he has access to each and every day — drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate."



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Kremlin says man named in media reports as U.S. spy worked in Russian president's office

Kremlin says man named in media reports as U.S. spy worked in Russian president's officeThe Kremlin said on Tuesday that a former Russian official identified in media reports as a CIA asset inside Russia had worked in Russia’s presidential administration, but did not have direct access to President Vladimir Putin. U.S. media reported on Monday that U.S. intelligence carried out an operation in 2017 to extract a high-level Russian official and CIA asset. Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Tuesday the official may have been a man called Oleg Smolenkov.



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North Korea reports five deaths, damage in typhoon

North Korea reports five deaths, damage in typhoonNorth Korean state media said Sunday five people had been killed in a powerful typhoon that destroyed farmland and damaged hundreds of buildings. Typhoon Lingling, called Typhoon-13 in North Korea, hit the reclusive nuclear-armed state on Saturday afternoon, reported the official KCNA news service. The injured persons are now under treatment at hospitals,” KCNA said.



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Hong Kong stocks surge after extradition bill withdrawal reports

Hong Kong stocks surge after extradition bill withdrawal reportsHong Kong’s stock market soared Wednesday after local media reported that the city’s embattled leader is planning to fully withdraw a loathed extradition bill, one of the main demands of pro-democracy protesters. The Hang Seng index leapt more than three percent in afternoon trade after the South China Morning Post and HK01 both published reports that the city’s pro-Beijing chief executive Carrie Lam was planning to shelve the bill.



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Woman charged with kidnapping missing girl claims father sold toddler for $10K, reports say

Woman charged with kidnapping missing girl claims father sold toddler for $  10K, reports sayThe Allegheny County Police Department and the FBI are investigating the disappearance of a 2-year-old who was abducted from western Pa.



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Three migrant children die of flu in detention with US authorities refusing to give vaccines, as reports of child molesting emerge

Three migrant children die of flu in detention with US authorities refusing to give vaccines, as reports of child molesting emergeAt least three migrant children being held in detention centres have died at least in part from the flu, but US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says that it does not plan on giving immigrant families it detains vaccines as winter approaches.The decision has renewed criticism of the squalid conditions in US detention centres, as further reports suggest children are being molested in some sites while in the care of the government.



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